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West Grey Police address impaired driving, a break-in, five accidents, theft, and attempted theft from November 22nd to 29th

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FROM AN NOVEMBER 30, WEST GREY POLICE MEDIA RELEASE — West Grey Police address impaired driving, an overnight break-in, five accidents, theft and attempted theft.

Novice Driver with blood alcohol content over zero
In the early hours of Saturday November 30th 2019, West Grey Police officers had been conducting a RIDE program when a G2 driver was intercepted. The driver smelt of alcohol and was ordered to provide a breath sample at the roadside. The driver registered a reading of 29 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. Since the driver was only 18 years of age and due to both the class of licence that he held and his age, there is a zero tolerance for alcohol to be in the drivers system. Consequently, the driver was issued a provincial offence notice along with an automatic three day licence suspension and his vehicle was towed off of the roadway. The West Grey Police Service will continue to combat impaired driving and a high volume of RIDE programs should be expected over the holiday season.

Break and Enter
On Sunday November 24th, 2019 West Grey Police officers received report that sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) had entered an unlocked Albert Street residence while the homeowners were asleep. The suspect(s) stole a Samsung tablet, money and a purse that had been sitting on the kitchen table. Police entered into an investigation and on the 26th of November, Hanover Police officers arrested a 25 year old Hanover resident who was found to be in possession of the stolen tablet. Police are continuing to investigate this matter and anyone with information is asked to contact the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

The West Grey Police Service investigated another five motor vehicle collisions in the past five days. Deer and other animals in the roadway continue to create hazards for drivers in West Grey. Police are reminding everyone to adjust their speeds according to the weather and to be cautious of wildlife particularly from sunset to sunrise. Be patient with other drivers and try and give yourself extra time so that you safely arrive at your destination.

In the early morning hours of Sunday November 24th, suspect(s) entered an unlocked truck and stole approximately thirty dollars in change, a small pair of binoculars and a large quantity of fuel from a Concession 3 address. Police are reminding the public to never leave a vehicle unattended and unlocked even just to warm it up. This theft investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Attempt Theft
On the 25th day of November 2019, a 30 year old Chatsworth man entered an unoccupied truck on Sideroad 5 in West Grey. The man had attempted to steal the truck by prying open the steering column to reach the ignition.  When the owner later noticed the damage to his truck, he contacted police and West Grey and Hanover officers were able to locate the man in question. Subsequently, he was arrested, searched and was found to be in possession of Methamphetamine. Consequent to the police investigation, the 30 year old Chatsworth man has been charged with one count of attempt theft, one count of possession of a schedule one substance, one count of obstruct peace officer, one count of mischief under $5,000 and numerous bail violation charges. The accused was processed at the police station and brought to the Walkerton Courthouse for a bail hearing.


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Updated March 12, 2020.

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